I remember voting yes for the school bond more than a decade ago to rebuild the high school. Our family was relatively new to Los Alamos. Life was very full with three boys in elementary school. Things have changed a lot for us.
Then: If you don’t go back to bed and go to sleep . . . (insert useless consequence).
Now: If you don’t wake up and get out of bed . . . (insert different useless consequence).
Then: This is definitely not an appropriate show for kids to watch.
Now: This is definitely not an appropriate show for you to watch, Mom.
Then: I want 30 minutes of quiet where no one is asking me a question, talking to me or otherwise requiring my attention.
Now: Can’t you talk for five minutes and tell me about your day?
Then: I’m definitely going to vote yes. I want my children to have newer, safer school facilities. It will benefit their education.
Now: I’m definitely going to vote yes. I am so grateful for the educational experience my children have had. I want to pay it forward and have newer, safer facilities for the younger children in our community.
No matter where you are in life, voting for education is always right.
Los Alamos School Board